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Tavola

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2500 Binjiang Dadao, Shanghai, China
021-20228288
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: TAVOLA Shanghai Italian Dining is an idea venue for business...
TAVOLA Shanghai Italian Dining is an idea venue for business entertainment, and for sharing the nice moments with friends. Even before you lost in the nice food and good wine, you will already feel slightly tipsy from the cool breeze over the water.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good But expensive Italian Restaurant in Shanghai

Tavola is one of the best Italian restaurant in Shanghai. The service is good, the location is a killer,the food served is awesome and mist important, you can order a veggie past or pizza. The price is on the higher side with set menu. I heard the chef himself is Italian. I liked the salad, coffee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Kamal V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Tavola is one of the best Italian restaurant in Shanghai. The service is good, the location is a killer,the food served is awesome and mist important, you can order a veggie past or pizza. The price is on the higher side with set menu. I heard the chef himself is Italian. I liked the salad, coffee and the deserts along... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I came here during a clear spring day in April and sat on the terrace. The experience was more than satisfying. The service was good and quick whilst seating inside was comfortable; the contemporary decor welcoming. The brunch menu at 208 RMB lent itself to a light buffet and choice of one main from the a la carte. The mains... More 

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Shanghai, China
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We started dining at Tavola when Davide Care was still running the kitchen and they serve a good value delicious semi-buffet lunch in the week. You start out with a buffet of soup and antipasti, choose a main dish and finish with a small dessert buffet. Davide always offered us Prosecco when he was around, but since he left for... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is the only one real Italian in Shanghai Chef is Italian Always there Expensive but if you want a good restaurant you have to pay Service is amazing If you want a real Italian go there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great view of the Bund across the river, and a nice deck on a sunny day. Food is safe and well prepared, and the service was excellent. Our waiter was pretty entertaining and even brought us a complementary birthday dessert. All in all, a good time.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Went to Tavola last week, struggle to found the place and also thanks to the wrong direction from the staff it took almost 1 hour walking around the area before finally we reached the restaurant. :( Seated upstairs but unfortunately the outdoor area was closed that night, but still manage to get window seat so can still look outside for... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

They gave us the wrong order, and then when confronted, said that they just assumed we'd want this week one instead even though they were out of the original! There was no apology at all. I wouldn't recommend that anyone eat here. Furthermore, when we made the reservation, they didn't state there was no brunch due to the holiday. So... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had heard of Tavola on and off but never found time to check it out. We (the family) finally went this weekend. At first glance the ala-carte menu looked way over priced. We opted for the buffet lunch menu which had what looked like nice options to pick a main course from a decent selection cooked to order. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We walked down from our hotel looking for somewhere easy to get dinner; and stumbled across Tavola, an Italian restaurant. We were welcomed by extremely friendly staff, and not having a reservation was no problem. We sat overlooking the river watching the cruise boats (delightful in itself) and were treated to breads and nibbles to start off with. Our dinner... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We found this restaurant by accident as we were wandering along the riverside on a Saturday afternoon. Nice interior and good english-speaking staff. Food quality was flawless. We will return.

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Address: 2500 Binjiang Dadao, Shanghai, China
Phone Number: 021-20228288
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Lujiazui
Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2500 Binjiang Dadao, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Lujiazui
  • Neighborhood: Lujiazui
  • Phone Number: 021-20228288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

TAVOLA Shanghai Italian Dining is an idea venue for business entertainment, and for sharing the nice moments with friends. Even before you lost in the nice food and good wine, you will already feel slightly tipsy from the cool breeze over the water.

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Lujiazui
When people speak of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline, it’s the financial district of Luiazui they are speaking of. Shanghai’s most iconic buildings are located in close proximity to Lujiazui’s elevated ring road and swanky eateries. Sky-high shopping and chic bars fill the highrises around the area. As is characteristic of a world-class financial business district, some of Shanghai’s best malls and hotels can be found in the neighborhood. While everyone on the famous Bund side of the river gazes in awe at these amazing structures, all the buildings here, as well as Lujiazui’s riverside promenade, offer great views of the historic buildings all along the Puxi side. The Lujiazui park often hosts music festivals throughout the year, and park goers can party and stroll in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest buildings.